Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program
MGH BIDMC Harvard Medical School

Puja Kohli, MD

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Puja Kohli, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Areas of Expertise: Investigation

Academic Interests

Cardiopulmonary Physiology, Novel Imaging techniques, CPET, Clinical Trials

More information can be found on Dr. Kohli’s Harvard Catalyst Profile.

+Current Projects

  • PET Fibrin Imaging of PE and DVT
  • Effect of NO on perfusion distribution in ePAH and PAH
  • Perfusion Heterogeneity in Persons Living with HIV (smokers and nonsmokers)
  • 13NN PET Imaging of CTEPH pre and post Thromboendarterectomy
  • Cardiometabolic Disease and PH
  • Cardiac Rehab Response Assessment with Wearable Devices and CPET
  • Breath Volatile Metabolite-Based Diagnosis of VAP

+Selected Publications

  1. Rahaghi FN, Winkler T, Kohli P, Nardelli P, Martí-Fuster B, Ross JC, Radhakrishnan R, Blackwater T, Ash SY, de La Bruere I, Diaz AA, Channick RN, Harris RS, Washko GR, San José Estépar R. Quantification of the Pulmonary Vascular Response to Inhaled Nitric Oxide Using Noncontrast Computed Tomography Imaging. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Dec; 12(1):e008338. PMID: 30632391.
  2. Kohli P, Kelly VJ, Kehl EG, Rodriguez-Lopez J, Hibbert KA, Kone M, Systrom DM, Waxman AB, Venegas JG, Channick R, Winkler T, Harris RS. Perfusion Imaging Distinguishes Exercise Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension at Rest. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Jun 01; 199(11):1438-1441. PMID: 30811948.
  3. Dichtel LE, Schorr M, Loures de Assis C, Rao EM, Sims JK, Corey KE, Kohli P, Sluss PM, McPhaul MJ, Miller KK. Plasma Free Cortisol in States of Normal and Altered Binding Globulins: Implications for Adrenal Insufficiency Diagnosis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Apr 22. PMID: 31009049.
  4. Kohli P, Staziaki PV, Janjua SA, Addison DA, Hallett TR, Hennessy O, Takx RAP, Lu MT, Fintelmann FJ, Semigran M, Harris RS, Celli BR, Hoffmann U, Neilan TG. The effect of emphysema on readmission and survival among smokers with heart failure. PLoS One. 2018; 13(7):e0201376. PMID: 30059544.
  5. Kelly VJ, Hibbert KA, Kohli P, Kone M, Greenblatt EE, Venegas JG, Winkler T, Harris RS. Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction Does Not Explain All Regional Perfusion Redistribution in Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 10 01; 196(7):834-844. PMID: 28644040.
  6. Rahaghi FN, Vegas-Sanchez-Ferrero G, Minhas JK, Come CE, De La Bruere I, Wells JM, González G, Bhatt SP, Fenster BE, Diaz AA, Kohli P, Ross JC, Lynch DA, Dransfield MT, Bowler RP, Ledesma-Carbayo MJ, San José Estépar R, Washko GR. Ventricular Geometry From Non-contrast Non-ECG-gated CT Scans: An Imaging Marker of Cardiopulmonary Disease in Smokers. Acad Radiol. 2017 May; 24(5):594-602. PMID: 28215632.
  7. Natarajan P, Kohli P, Baber U, Nguyen KH, Sartori S, Reilly DF, Mehran R, Muntendam P, Fuster V, Rader DJ, Kathiresan S. Association of APOC3 Loss-of-Function Mutations With Plasma Lipids and Subclinical Atherosclerosis: The Multi-Ethnic BioImage Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Nov 03; 66(18):2053-2055. PMID: 26516010.
  8. Kohli P, Pinto-Plata V, Divo M, Malhotra A, Harris RS, Lazaar A, Flynn A, Tal-Singer R, Panettieri RA, Celli B. Functional capacity, health status, and inflammatory biomarker profile in a cohort of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2015 Sep-Oct; 35(5):348-55. PMID: 26309192.
  9. Neilan TG, Bakker JP, Sharma B, Owens RL, Farhad H, Shah RV, Abbasi SA, Kohli P, Wilson J, DeMaria A, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY, Malhotra A. T1 measurements for detection of expansion of the myocardial extracellular volume in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Can J Cardiol. 2014 Dec; 30(12):1668-75. PMID: 25442461.
  10. Kohli P, Sarmiento K, Malhotra A. Update in sleep medicine 2012. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 May 15; 187(10):1056-60. PMID: 23675714.
  11. Kohli P, Balachandran JS, Malhotra A. Obstructive sleep apnea and the risk for cardiovascular disease. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2011 Apr; 13(2):138-46. PMID: 21253882.
  12. Zlatnik MG, Little SE, Kohli P, Kaimal AJ, Stotland NE, Caughey AB. When should women with placenta previa be delivered? A decision analysis. J Reprod Med. 2010 Sep-Oct; 55(9-10):373-81. PMID: 21043362.
  13. Wamsley MA, Dubowitz N, Kohli P, Cooke M, O'Brien BC. Continuity in a longitudinal out-patient attachment for Year 3 medical students. Med Educ. 2009 Sep; 43(9):895-906. PMID: 19674297.